Screen goes blank loading X after upgrading memory

David McGlone david.mcglone at
Sat Sep 22 00:02:11 BST 2007

On Friday 21 September 2007 4:40:28 pm Marcelino Luna wrote:
> I have this strange problem that is driving me nuts.
> Since I upgraded my PC (Kudoz 7 motherboard with a memory frequency of
> 266 Mhz, an Athlon 1400Mhz and an Nvidia Geforce 4200) with a 512MB
> DDR-333 module (a total of 1GB) Kubuntu seems to start but when the X
> server loads the image on the screen goes blank (the monitor 'says' it
> has no signal). Meanwhile I can hear what seems to be the desktop
> finishing the loading.
> The machine seems to work well with Windows and so it does Linux if I
> let it with just 512MB, the old two 256MB modules or the new one.
> I've tried to install Kubuntu on another hard disk and the problem arose
> just when I installed the Nvidia drivers.
> Any ideas?

Did you check to see how much memory windows was recognizing when you booted 
into it or did you just confirm a visual boot?

David M.

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